Impulsion

Impulsion

Computer-generated imagery | Database

Materials: Apple CoreImage framework, nominal white-coloured pixel, programming, painter
Dimensions variable | Size: 1.25G

Produced with Argento mobile studio, Heraklion, GR 2014

Image: Impulsion #4, Heraklion, GR 2014 (c) Marinos Koutsomichalis

Impulsion explores the contingent outcome of arbitrarily chained and randomly parametrized image processing units operating on a singleton white-colored pixel.

Apple’s CoreImage is a pixel-accurate image processing framework for applying image filters and effects within the Quartz graphics rendering layer; it is extensively used in Mac Os X (as of 10.4) and iOS (as of 5.0) operating systems and compatible third-party applications.  Impulsion explores CoreImage’s image generating potential by means of triggering its various filters and transformations using just a nominal-valued white-colored pixel. The proposed algorithm relies on stochastic processes to parametrize and to interconnect the various processing units in larger systems and will result into a series of digital images of various dimensions and resolutions that may be, subsequently, presented employing a variety of media (computer screens, digital prints, projections, paintings on canvases, etc).

Impulsion #4 painted on canvas is part of the Luciano Benetton’s Imago Mundi Collection.

Exhibitions

uP group exhibition, metamatic:taf, Thessaloniki, GR (2014); uP group exhibition, metamatic:taf, Athens, GR (2014).

#11

Impulsion #11, Heraklion, GR 2014 (c) Marinos Koutsomichalis.

Computer-generated image painted on canvas. Athens (c) Marinos Koutsomichalis.

Impulsion #4 painted on canvas by Dora Belegrinou, Athens, GR 2014 (c) Marinos Koutsomichalis.

#24

Impulsion #24, Heraklion, GR 2014 (c) Marinos Koutsomichalis.

#26

Impulsion #26, Heraklion, GR 2014 (c) Marinos Koutsomichalis.

#32

Impulsion #32, Heraklion, GR 2014 (c) Marinos Koutsomichalis.